Calanthe musa-amanii J.J.Wood 2011 SUBGENUS Calanthe SECTION Styloglossum

Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name Musa Aman's Calanthe [Malaysian Chief Minister of Sabah current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with a narrow creeping rhizome with 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] between each narrowly cylindrical pseudobulb enveloped by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, undulate margins, plicate, 3 to 5 main nerves, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, erect, lax, 5.6" to 12" [14 to 30 cm] long, oblong to ovate, racemose, to 10 flowered inflorescence arising at the base of the pseudobulb with ovate-elliptic, acuminate, deciduous floral bracts

Similar to C trunicola from Sumatra but differs in the fewer flowered inflorescence, rounded side lobes of the lip and an apiculate apex of the midlobe of the lip.

Synonyms Styloglossum musa-amanii ( J.J.Wood ) T.Yukawa & P.J.Cribb 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as C truncicola photo fide; Checklist of Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as C truncicola; Orchids of Borneo Chan etal 1994 as C truncicola drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 1 J.J.Wood, Chan etal 2011 photos fide; *The Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 J.J.Wood, Chan etal 2011 Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Genus Calanthe Clayton & Cribb 2013 drawing/photo fide